N3TC Drak Challenge
Drak race base moves and expands
Underberg – The organisers of the N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon in
Underberg on 21 and 22 January have shifted the race headquarters from the
Underberg School to the Underberg Country Club on the outskirts of the town
to offer more space and new opportunities to participants of the popular
“We are continually looking at ways to make our event better and to offer
more to the paddlers and their families that come to the region on the race
weekend,” said race committee chair Andrew Barnett.
“As the race has grown we have seen the race registration and camping at the
Underberg School coming under pressure. With a view to the continued growth
of the race, and with the convenience of our paddlers in mind, it has been
an easy decision to move the race HQ to the Underberg Country Club.”
“The Country Club has plenty of parking available on the polo fields, and
the cricket oval has been made available for the marquee village that will
host the registration as well as the Saturday night party.
“Importantly by moving the party to the country club, we keep in mind the
needs of the residents in town who might be affected by the parking and
noise levels that go hand-in-glove with the Saturday night party, which is
enjoyed by the paddlers and locals alike,” he added.
The Underberg Country Club will once again host the annual fun inter canoe
club golf day on the Saturday afternoon and will also make its pub
facilities available to visiting paddlers on the Friday night, but will
close its pub on the Saturday night during the party.
Barnett said that the race was still committed to supporting the Underberg
School, along with a number of other Underberg/Himeville organisations like
Pevensey Place, the Underberg Education Academy and the Round Table.
“We will still be offering the camping option at the Underberg School, to
ensure they can generate funds from the weekend,” said Barnett.
He also confirmed that the Underberg education Academy would be running a
vehicle shuttle service for paddlers that will empower them to raise funds
on the weekend as well.
The 2017 N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon takes place in the Southern
Drakensberg on 21 and 22 January 2017.
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The ample space available at the
Underberg Country Club has prompted the organisers of the N3TC Drak
Challenge Canoe Marathon to move the race base to the Country Club site,
while retaining the camping at the Underberg School.
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